Machining Technologies

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The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment as Machinists, Machinist Helpers, Machine Operators and Machine Set Up Operators.


The training includes precision measurement, operating lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders, blueprint reading, operating power saws, heat-treating operations, bench work, Computer Numerical Control machining tools, and training in Solid Works. This program is offered in both traditional classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 9 math, 8 language and 9 reading.

J200100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1500 Hrs
PMT0020 A Machinist Helper 300
PMT0022 B Machine Operator 300
PMT0024 C Machine Setup Operator 150
PMT0025 D Machinist 300
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near completion of the program, students take the following certification exam:

  • Solidworks Associate
Solidworks Associate


Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – 27 credits


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